Shabty of the Man Kenamun
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
Documentary sources reveal that Kenamun administered the cattle of the “Estate [Temple] of Amun” under Amunhotep II. Compared with the earlier shabty figure of Ahhotep on the left, this statue’s eyes are smaller, the nose is thicker, and the small mouth is less curved. These differences reflect the styles of different rulers; similar features appear on a much larger scale on the face of Amunhotep II exhibited in the adjacent gallery.
ca. 1426-1400 B.C.E.
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Shabty of the Man Kenamun, ca. 1426-1400 B.C.E. Limestone, painted, Height 10 1/4 in. (26 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 1996.89. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.89_transpc003.jpg)
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